The widow of late Taraba lawmaker, Abdulmumini Dame, Rukkayya has been ejected from her late husband's house in Jalingo, Taraba State, weeks after the burial of her husband.
According to reports, Rukkayya who is still mourning her husband who was buried on October 26, was evicted from the apartment of her late husband by his relatives.
Mrs. Dame said she married the late lawmaker Islam 9 years ago though they had no child before his death. She alleged that her in-laws usually harassed her for not bearing a child and after her husband's death, "she was threatened and bullied for bringing bad luck to the family."
She said she was eventually thrown out of the house. "As you can see I'm in Takaba (for the 40 days mourning period) but they didn't allow me to observe it in this house and kept insulting threatening me", she said.
The embattled widow has since filed a suit seeking redress, her lawyer, Muhammad Rabiu, said. The late lawmaker's brother, Dennis Dame, in his reaction, however, denied that there was a marriage between his brother and Mrs. Dame.
"He just 'kept' her but not as wife. She didn't even allow us to observe this mourning period but dragged us to court unnecessarily. We too have filed our suit at the tate High Court, so the matter is before the court," he said.
Source: Premium Times